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16/11/18

Wave Picking Video

What is Wave Picking? Wave Picking is used by management and workers via a warehouse management system (WMS) in order to support the planning and organizing of the daily flow of work in a warehouse or distribution centre. Essentially, Wave Picking is an application of short-interval-scheduling as groups of orders are scheduled into short intervals called… Read more »

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16/11/18

Questions You MUST ask of your warehouse ahead of Black Friday

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the horizon it’s vital that your warehouse is ready for the avalanche of sales expected at what has become one of the most popular shopping events of the year – so ask yourself, are you prepared? Preparation is everything if you want to maintain high levels of customer… Read more »

17/10/18

New WMS Proves to be a Smash Hit with BSI Merch

Optima recently undertook a chart-topping warehouse management software project for Backstreet International Merchandise Ltd. and it’s fair to say that both we and our client are delighted with the outcome. Background BSI Merch has over twenty years’ experience at the forefront of merchandising and e-commerce for the music and entertainment industry, selling band merchandise for many top-selling… Read more »

Pallets of boxes in a warehouse, some boxes are missing or open

11/7/18

4 ways Optimiser WMS Software Helps New Fulfilment Companies

Why is Optimiser the ideal WMS for new fulfilment companies? As well as helping established companies improve their warehouse productivity and efficiency, Optimiser WMS can be implemented in new fulfilment companies too. Are you: A freight / transport company looking to get into fulfilment? Just starting in fulfilment? Thinking about investing in fulfilment for the… Read more »

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21/5/18

5 Optimiser WMS features you’re not using

Could these useful Optimiser WMS features make your warehouse and operatives much more efficient and effective? If you’re new to Optimiser WMS software, then you’re probably still learning the main Optimiser WMS features, and understanding how Optimiser helps make your warehouse and your staff more efficient and effective. Even if you’re an experienced Optimser WMS… Read more »

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11/5/18

GDPR

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ll know that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is fast approaching. What is the GDPR? The GDPR is the biggest data privacy shake-up in over 20 years and is designed to be more appropriate for the digital age. It is designed to: Give individuals… Read more »

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11/5/18

Autofulfil and Optimiser – 6 Months Update

Even though we’ve only just found the time to create the Autofulfil Case Study, they’ve been using Optimiser for around 6 months now. We thought we’d catch up with Zuzanna Norek, Warehouse / Operations Manager at Autofulfil and see how they’re getting on. Hi Zuzanna, how are you getting on with Optimiser now? “Hi, we… Read more »

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03/4/18

Faster Warehouse Picking and Dispatch

As mentioned in our article about warehouse consultancy we take the time to get to know your business, and see how else we can help, and what else we can automate and improve, like faster picking and dispatch. Improving picking and dispatch leads to greater efficiencies, so that you can send out more orders without having… Read more »

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27/3/18

How did your warehouse perform last year?

We talked about how 2017 was for Optima and what we achieved, and now it’s time we focused on you. How did your warehouse perform last year? Perhaps your products, brand or website really took off, thanks to hard work from your marketing department, or from a surprisingly popular or unexpectedly celebrity-endorsed social media post. If… Read more »